One of my favourite ways of using up any veg that's lying around is a curry. Because you can put ANYTHING in it. Thai green curry is one of my favourites.
Tonight's Thai green curry consisted of:
Frozen baby corn
|Mammoth portion! |
Also when I make it, I use coconut cream instead of coconut milk. It makes far more creamier and less runny. The Boy uses double/or single cream (Elmlee do a low fat double 'cream' version). But I think that coconut cream makes it taste a lot more like it should do, and makes it creamier. Yeah it adds on the calories, but then, the rest of the curry is just vegetables and you know, live a little ;-). Since the instructions on the back of a jar usually relate to chicken, I thought I would tell you how I do it, not that might is the only way :-)
For the rice:
Rice is pretty simple, but I've just started to use a new method to cook rice, I've found that using this method, I don't end up with rice stuck to the bottom of the pan!:
- Put rice in a lidded pan and heat for 1 or 2 minutes until fragrant
- Add a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt
- Add water and bring to boil.
- Simmer with lid on for 10-15 minutes, until nearly all the water is gone (when you can just about see little bubbles of water still simmering away.
- Turn off heat and let rice steam with the lid on until all the water is gone
For the curry:
- Vegetables like potatoes and carrots will need boiling first for about 10 minutes (ensures that the veg is cooked through, I hate half cooked carrots- either give me cooked carrots, or raw carrots- not some minging in-between!). Then drain and set aside.
- Add a generous dollop of Thai green curry paste, I use 1/4 jar per person (ignore whatever measurement the instructions on the jar give!) to the pan and heat for a few minutes until fragrant.
- Add veggies that take longer to cook, like carrots and potatoes.
- Add the coconut cream and put a lid on the pan, simmer for around 10 minutes.
- Now add an veggies that don't take that long to cook, such as peas, baby corn and chard. Cook for another 5-10 minutes.